While trawling Google Images for My Pet Monster pics, I came across this awesome take: Someone get the license, contact this artist, and make this action figure for me RIGHT NOW. I should do a whole write-up on MPM sometime…
My latest list up at Topless Robot. Big thanks to Power Pal and 1980s toys expert Ben Leach for helping come up with some of the items on this list. 9 Toylines from the ’80s Based on Unusual Gimmicks
One thing I’ve always wanted to do with PGPoA is discuss not just the latest toys or the machinations of various toy companies, but also the nature of of our hobby and, in particular, the way the toys regularly intersect with media since the days of the “half-hour commercials” in the 1980s. And so it’s […]
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Hasbro has announced that both the original Transformers and G.I. Joe animated series are going to be on DVD again, brought to us via Shout! Factory and should be available later this year. This is extremely welcome news to me, because both series have been out of print on DVD for years. As a Joe […]
You know what sucks about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra aside from almost everything revealed about it so far? The fact that there’s all these new G.I. Joe tie-in products that have almost nothing to do with the Joes that I love. They’re filled with all this newfangled Joe movie stuff that certainly does […]
Hasbro revealed this last week that the G1 Soundwave would be their exclusive Transformer at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Everyone’s favorite tape recording Decepticon will come with plenty of friends. He’s going to have Ravage, Buzzsaw, Laserbeak, and Ratbat along with him at the show. Personally, I’ve never been too terribly impressed with […]
While obviously I encourage you to go out and buy the a copy of ToyFare #132, you can now read my retrospective on the 1980s Robo Force toy line on TF’s website as well. Get ‘Er, Robo! Robo Force may have suction cups for behinds, but these robot toys never, ever sucked Hello, Robo! Adios, […]